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Factsheets

Useful infographics and documents to help you stay informed about your rights and responsibilities regarding data protection.

21
Nov
2018

Factsheet 5 - What to expect when we inspect

Inspections are one of the tools used by the EDPS to ensure that the EU institutions and bodies comply with the rules set out in Regulation (EU) 2018/1725. EDPS Factsheet 5 provides information on what to expect if the EDPS carries out an inspection at your institution.

Available languages: German, English, French
16
Dec
2013

Factsheet 4 - Keeping an eye on video-surveillance in the EU administration

Almost all EU institutions and bodies have video-surveillance in operation on their premises. When well-designed and selectively used, video surveillance systems are powerful tools for tackling security issues. EDPS Factsheet 4 explains how to balance security with respect for privacy when using video-surveillance.

Available languages: German, English, French
11
Nov
2013

Factsheet 3 - Supervising EU institutions and bodies & enforcing data protection principles

When EU institutions and bodies process personal data, they must comply with the principle of accountability and the obligations set out in the EU Data Protection Regulation 45/2001. EDPS Factsheet 3 provides information on how the EDPS works with the EU insitutions to ensure they achieve compliance.

Available languages: German, English, French
25
Jan
2013

Factsheet 2 - Transparency in the EU administration: Your right to access documents

The European institutions and bodies make decisions and adopt legislation that affect the lives of all citizens in European Member States. As a citizen you have the right to know why, how and who is involved in making these decisions and laws. Factsheet 4 explains your right of access to the documents prepared in these activities.

Available languages: German, English, French
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